The Freshwater Forum at Cranbrook Institute of Science and The Nature Conservancy partner to host the “What’s So Great about the Great Lakes” lecture series at Cranbrook Institute of Science. Six Thursday night lectures starting October 25 feature Nature Conservancy scientists who will cast new light on topics that affect everyone who lives in the Great Lakes’ unique ecosystem. Topics include rising temperatures, land protection, and challenges for migratory birds. Each lecture begins with an opportunity to meet the scientist and a Cash Bar at 6:30, followed by a 7:30pm lecture.
Can You Take the Heat?-Dr. Patrick Doran Oct. 25
Director of Conservation Dr. Patrick Doran discusses how scientists are thinking about and planning for a changing climate and how it affects organizational choices.
Seeing the Forest for the Trees-Jon Fosgitt Nov. 15
Forest Management Specialist Jon Fosgitt of Compass Land Consultants will share his views on how restoring forest diversity can improve forests, forestry practices, and local economies.
Centers of Commerce, Culture and Conservation- Dr. Scott Sowa Jan. 24
Director of Science Dr. Scott Sowa discusses how the bays of the Great Lakes region have influenced our past and hold keys to our future.
Thanks for Stopping By-Dr. Dave Ewert Feb. 21
Senior Scientist Dr. Dave Ewert will talk about the importance of stopover sites in the globally significant migratory bird flyway here in the Great Lakes basin.
Yanking Our Chain- Lindsay Chadderton Mar. 21
Great Lakes Director of Aquatic Invasive Species Lindsay Chadderton will talk about the changes in the Great Lakes food chain and native fisheries.
The Changing Scale of Conservation-Helen Taylor Apr. 18
State Director Helen Taylor talks about how land protection has become a conservation strategy at the landscape scale of the Great Lakes.
Tickets for each lecture are $10 for Nature Conservancy and Cranbrook Institute of Science Members and $12 for non-members. To register, visit the Admission Desk at the Institute of Science or online: click here to register for an individual lecture or click here to register for the whole series. Seating is limited, early registration is encouraged. This series is sponsored by Northern Trust.